Meet historic Clevelanders: tour Fort Hill Cemetery
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On Sunday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. Lee University senior history majors will lead tours through the historic Fort Hill Cemetery, introducing the community to several fascinating Clevelanders and Bradley Countians from the 19th century.

Students and local performers dressed in period costume will bring these early residents to life and transport participants back over a century for a few brief moments that afternoon.

This year’s historical characters include John and Myra Inman Carter, C.L. and Isabella Tucker Hardwick, Robert and Ann McNelley, Captain John Traynor, Levi and Elizabeth Shugart, Liv and Laura Shugart, Caswell and Elizabeth Lea, Captain William and Julia Knox McKamy, Cincinnatus Apperson, Francis Marion Gibson and Joseph Taylor.

The event is sponsored by Lee University’s Department of History, Political Science, and Humanities, the Bradley County Historical and Genealogical Society, and Cleveland State Community College’s history faculty.

The cost of the tour is $5 per person. Parking and shuttle will be provided at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. Proceeds will go to the William Snell Scholarship Fund at Lee University.

For more information, contact Dr. Randy Wood at rwood@leeuniversity.edu or 423-614-8137.